Where do I buy building materials online?
Most of the websites that sell construction material online work as a marketplace model. These websites either aggregate suppliers who supply the material or aggregate manufacturers. So if you are buying branded materials from them you should not have any problem buying such materials.
Reason-1: Most of the suppliers in the market who sell unbranded materials like Sand, bricks & concrete etc., dont have a reputation to loose. The quality of the materials are also hard to determine. These marketplaces have suppliers whose materials have been tested for quality. Also, since these online marketplaces have a reputation to loose, they will ensure the delivery of best quality material for your construction.
Reason-2: Very few people have a real idea/understanding about the discounts that are available in local markets for construction materials.
Do you know that plumbing and electrical materials can get a discount of 3570% from MRP. Although, that depends on the quantity you buy, these online marketplaces can better negotiate with the suppliers to put up better pricing for the individuals who purchase from them.
Reason-3: Usually, these online material marketplaces have experts who can suggest you on the right material that you can purchase for a specific purpose instead of just going with the contractors recommendation. This will reduce the cost of construction to an extent.
Reason-4: You can also find a wide range of brands with their rates, compare the products from various brands etc.,